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Force Used Justified To Arrest A Man In Matapu Taranaki

Tuesday, 22 August 2023, 10:51 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority found that officers were justified in using force, during the arrest of a man (Mr X) in Taranaki. However, we found that an officer was not justified in shooting at the tyres of Mr X’s moving motor vehicle. On 18 ... More >>

Force Used In Palmerston North Arrest Justified

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 11:00 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two officers were justified in using force against a man who was resisting arrest. One officer punched the man in the head and wrestled with him on the ground, and a Police dog ... More >>

Use Of Police Dog To Arrest A Youth In Hamilton Justified

Tuesday, 15 August 2023, 12:29 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police dog handler’s decision to use his dog to apprehend a 15 year old male was justified. In the early morning of 6 June 2022, a member of the public phoned Police after hearing ... More >>

IPCA To Review Police Response To “Let Women Speak” Event In Albert Park Auckland On 25 March 2023

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 9:29 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Authority has decided to conduct a general review of the Police response to the “Let Women Speak” event in Albert Park, Auckland on March 25. The Authority received 162 complaints about policing of the event. Of these, 34 were from people ... More >>

Force Used To Arrest Man In Palmerston North Justified But Search While In Custody Inadequate

Tuesday, 18 July 2023, 10:42 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in using force during the arrest of a man in Palmerston North, but that officers failed to adequately search him when later in custody, which enabled the ... More >>

Death Of Jaye Taueli While In Police Custody

Tuesday, 27 June 2023, 10:00 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has concluded that officers in Counties Manukau Custody Unit failed to recognise Mr Jaye Taueli was losing consciousness while in a restraint chair. This led to a delay in calling an ambulance to provide ... More >>

Injury Caused By Poor Restraint Technique Causes Broken Arm

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 10:09 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a woman’s arm was broken during her arrest as a result of an officer using a poor restraint technique. Police were called to a disturbance in central Hamilton in the early hours of 9 July 2022, ... More >>

Unjustified Use Of Police Dog

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 11:06 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police dog handler’s decision to command his dog to restrain a woman who was hiding in bushes was not justified. On the night of 4 October 2022, Police followed a car that had been driven ... More >>

Use Of Force Against Man In Christchurch Justified

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 10:15 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police officers were justified in using force against a man who advanced on them with a knife in Rolleston, Christchurch, on 26 November 2021. Earlier in the day the man had stolen two vehicles, been pursued ... More >>

Use Of Police Dog In Respect Of Two Men In Whanganui

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 10:22 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police dog handler was not justified in using his dog to bite a man who was resisting arrest but was justified in using the dog against a second man who threatened Police. At a Whanganui suburb ... More >>

Police Shooting In Southland Justified

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 10:19 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in shooting a man who tried to stab him with a knife in Dacre, a rural area near Invercargill, on 19 March 2022. Police had information that the man had seriously ... More >>

Police Failed To Respond To Alleged Sexual Assaults Against Recruits

Wednesday, 24 May 2023, 10:17 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

he Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police failed adequately to respond to multiple allegations over a 15-year period that a Police Medical Officer sexually assaulted Police recruits. In 2019, the Authority received two separate ... More >>

Decision To Shoot Tangaru-Noere Turia Not Justified

Thursday, 27 April 2023, 10:06 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was not justified in shooting Mr Turia outside a house in Papatoetoe on 25 February 2021. The Authority has found, on the balance of probabilities, that the officer’s ... More >>

Force Used On Youth In Tokoroa Justified

Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 9:54 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer was justified in using force during the arrest of a youth, Mr X, in Tokoroa. At about 5.00pm on 29 May 2022, Mr X, aged 16 years, was driving a car north through Tokoroa. Due to ... More >>

IPCA Release Findings Of Review Of The Policing At Parliament Protest And Occupation

Thursday, 20 April 2023, 11:05 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has today released its review of the policing of the protest and occupation at Parliament in February and March 2022. Overall, the Authority found that Police served the public of New Zealand well in dealing ... More >>

Police Use Of Dangerous Manoeuvre Results In The Death Of Mr Peter Boy Tuhi

Thursday, 13 April 2023, 10:59 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer used a dangerous technique to take Mr Tuhi to the ground during his arrest in Levin on 21 December 2021. Mr Tuhi, 67 years old, suffered serious injuries to his head and neck, and ... More >>

Unjustified Use Of Force In Christchurch

Thursday, 6 April 2023, 11:11 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer’s use of his dog was excessive, when arresting a woman in Christchurch on 13 February 2021. The woman and a man were wanted for a series of burglaries across the South ... More >>

Officer’s Decision To Taser Man Three Times In Court Custody Unjustified

Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 10:30 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was not justified in tasering a man detained in the Tauranga District Court cells three times in February 2019. The officer was charged with assault with a weapon ... More >>

Use Of Force In Counties Manukau Custody Unit Not Justified

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 10:17 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police failed to investigate a complaint from a man that he had been assaulted while a detainee in the Counties Manukau Custody Unit. When the man returned to the Custody Unit two ... More >>

Police Use Of Firearm And Tasers In Busy Whangārei Shopping Centre Carpark Unjustified

Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 12:49 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

  The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that officers should not have used a firearm and Tasers during a poorly planned and executed attempt to arrest a wanted man. On the afternoon of 3 March 2022, Police attempted to arrest ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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